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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. David Reeves

    David Reeves Well-Known Member

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    Its not.
     
  2. OlSarge

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    It probably is but bespoke or not, it looks great!
     
  3. Cantabrigian

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    :facepalm:

    That must have cost a pretty penny too.



    Then what's your excuse?
     
  4. bourbonbasted

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    The entire cost of the jacket was $10k... for cotton corduroy...

    He commissioned 10 pieces and one was worse than the next. I mean really, really atrocious stuff. The "standout" was a cashmere/vicuna blend tan suit with three patch pockets, shawl collar, button at the mid-bicep so that he could roll-up and fasten his surgeon's cuffs above the elbow, cropped pants with satin pull-through cinch cuffs (so he could hike them up just short of his knee and keep them there) and, of course, more Hermès scarves for lining. Awe-inspiring stuff, really.
     
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  5. Cantabrigian

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    I'm not surprised but still disappointed.
     
  6. MrSmith

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    hmm tend to agree, shame as the fabric looks fantastic.
     
  7. aravenel

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    I'd pay to see him actually wearing that. Impressive, really.
     
  8. bourbonbasted

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    Dude is a tremendous douche. Refers to himself as "old money" and says he's a "professional traveler" or that he "manages his family's interests" whenever the topic of employment/money comes up.

    He has made some cool stuff in the past, but the majority of his stuff is obnoxious to the point of embarrassment. That said, he spends more money (arguably) with my tailor than any other client, so he's always welcomed to go further-and-further. Seeing him placing an order/selecting or providing materials is like watching a car accident: disturbingly intriguing.

    I half hope he's a member here, though he might be more fedoralounge fodder...
     
  9. OlSarge

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    Or just frightening . . . [​IMG]
     
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  10. David Reeves

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    I beg your pardon?
     
  11. Cantabrigian

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    What inspired you to rope the shoulders up to the wearer's ears?
     
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    Who is your tailor? I assume someone local?
     
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    Ha! Whats funny about it is that that is such a New Money thing to do... What a jackass.
     
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    Really? I'm pretty sure there have been tasteless, old-money boors for ages.
     
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    I am one of yellow Hooks 6 twitter followers so Tweet it out and I will be happy to contribute to the cause!
     
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    Poor taste indeed knows no class :D

    Splashing lots of money on flashy, show-off, poor taste items? Definitely New Money.
     
  19. David Reeves

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    I think we are going to see a resurgence of roped shoulders. I like them as well because its a very English look which is the opposite of the Italian natural shoulder that is prevalent here in NYC. Its not a conservative look but I think it works for me personally and I am not the first person to put a serious rope shoulder on a suit.

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  20. aravenel

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    I actually like a bit of rope on my jackets. Maybe not as bold as what you have right there, but definitely there and noticeable. To each his own!
     

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